Parliament Speaker Parubiy signs draft law on Ukrainian language
Parliament Speaker Andriy Parubiy has signed the draft law on the functioning of the Ukrainian language as the national language.
He announced this and signed the document at a plenary session on Tuesday, an Interfax-Ukraine correspondent said. He also noted that he was asking the parliament's office to send the signed document to the presidential administration as soon as possible so that the head of state also enacted the law.
The session hall met this announcement emotionally, bursting into applause.
Prior to this, lawmakers voted down draft resolutions, by which some MPs suggested cancelling the results of voting on the law and which blocked the signing of the draft law by the speaker.